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    New question here. Jones Bar Questions

    I know this has been discussed to some degree, but i have a couple questions still.

    When switching from a reglular riser to an H-Bar, what have all of you done with your stems? Did you stay the same or go longer? I went from a 5 degree 105mm to a 15 degree 130, and i'm getting a lot of lower back pain. I don't know if i'm just not used to it, or what. Other than this issue, the bars are great, and i have no desire to switch back to the risers.

    Thanks!


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    You may have over compensated a bit... So you didn't have any back pain before? Seems like you went a bit too long base on conversion comparisons on this board.

    My bike is setup around a 110mm, 0 degree rise stem (for use with a riser) and I am running a 130mm, 5 degree rise Thomson with my H-bars. Did you leave yourself enough steerer tube to raise the stem a bit? You may be happier with a 120 or 125mm stem to put you in the correct reach again- 105 to 130 is a pretty big jump...
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    That's what i was guessing... i'll cut it back a bit and see how that goes tonight.

    Thanks! (now if i only had every possible size of stem out there, i'd be set!)

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    Hmmm..not sure I get the idea...can you post a larger picture of the bars in question?

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    I went from a 110mm 6deg to a 130mm 6deg.

    It's different for everyone. I am guessing that maybe you went too long on your stem and as a result, you have to reach farther forward and this resulting in your back discomfort.

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    Stem swap out

    I went from a 110x5 degree stem to a 120x15 degree stem, fit perfect for me.

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    Check out Jeff's site for an adjustable stem that you can rent.
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    sorry for my ignorance...
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    another question RE shifters on H-Bar

    Jones' web site says the H-Bar is not so good with trigger shifters, but I'm not into the new slappy-happy STI stuff; does anyone have some feedback about how the bars work with regular rapidfire levers?

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    I'm fired...

    Totally stupid of me, asking gearie questions on the SS forum. Somebody should punch me.

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    Here is some info/pics

    I modified some trigger shifters to work on my Gemini:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...=rolling+stock

    Worked great in Moab/Fruita this year, just had to get used to the rapid rise shifting lol.

    http://red-haze.com/Pics.html

    Quote Originally Posted by 2:1
    Jones' web site says the H-Bar is not so good with trigger shifters, but I'm not into the new slappy-happy STI stuff; does anyone have some feedback about how the bars work with regular rapidfire levers?
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